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Western Digital WD Green WD5000AZRX 500GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Cool, quiet operation for efficient eco-conscious computing
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Eco-conscious design
  • 2-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Tina R.
  • 11/25/2014 10:16:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs6 months past 2 yr warranty...Ha!

Pros: Fast, quiet, and accurate - for first 2 years 5 months.

Cons: Sudden errors (multiple bad sectors) 2 years and 6 months later. If just a few, I'd shrug it off. Test today shows 17 bad sectors. Unacceptable.

Other Thoughts: Definitely not making them like they used to! We didn't get SS drives thinking mechanical was more reliable. So much for that!

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  • Frederick M.
  • 6/19/2014 2:22:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital WD green WD500AZRX

Pros: You can't go wrong with WD.

Cons: None

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  • Andrew G.
  • 1/30/2014 7:03:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for low power storage

Pros: -Intellipower is power-efficient
- Good price when purchased (was on sale)

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: Used this hard drive for the main drive of an office PC for a local organization. They complained in the past their old hard drive was loud, so it was either get a 5400RPM or this. Obviously, this was the better choice

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  • david b.
  • 11/1/2013 7:15:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Drive

Pros: - The Price
- Silent
- Easy to Use
- WD

Cons: None

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  • Mr. S.
  • 10/30/2013 7:52:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsClunks

Pros: cheap, runs cool, see cons

Cons: Clunking noise. Clunks on initialisation at bootup. Clunks when it goes in and out of sleep mode. When a drive makes loud clunking noises it means it is about to fail.
Bought this drive because it was supposed to be quiet, very loud, also very slow.

Other Thoughts: loud clunking noises, not quiet, not as advertised. Will return

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, there are many variables that could amount to a drive emitting unusual sounds when powered on. To test our drives health, we have our Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows (WinDLG) utility, and Mac users can of course use Disk Utility and First Aid. For information on how to use the WinDLG utility, please view the information provided by the following link.

How to tell if the noise or sound the drive is making is normal
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/568

How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940

How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/866
We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you directly in order to address any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/

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  • Dale I.
  • 10/29/2013 12:41:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Decent HDD. Not too slow. Makes a great OS drive in older or lower end computers.

Cons: Expected a Green to be really slow, it's actually not bad.

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  • Ken T.
  • 8/27/2013 11:15:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: No pros here

Cons: Was dead on arrival and now I have to pay shipping to get it back to them. I have learned my lesson.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, We are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function so soon after it was delivered. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances. Should you require a replacement from us directly, please use the following link, or ocntact us via phone/email
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8
(800) 275-4932
http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Steven F.
  • 7/28/2013 2:50:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad

Pros: Works, fast

Cons: None really

Other Thoughts: Not bad for the price but if you watch sales you can get 1 or 2tb drives for the same price.

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  • Zhou T.
  • 6/6/2013 8:19:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbad sectors

Pros: quiet, not expensive

Cons: The operating system usually crashes and I have to restore. Finally I found it had several bad sectors, I plan to send it back to WD and let them replace it, hopefully it is OK.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Green, as this is not the typical experience with the product. It is unfortunate that you are experiencing problems with your Hard Drive. Please note that there are many variables that can result in a failed drive, such as power outages, accidental physical damage, and internal component failure, just to name a few. We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8
You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Richard H.
  • 5/6/2013 11:28:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great Drive, bought three of these drives two for my kids machines and a one for a data backup. Drives are nice and fast for being the green setup, very quite which is great since the kids leave the machine on a lot also another reason for wanting the green drive.

Cons: not the fastest thing out there but speed is not a big thing when buying a green type drive.

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